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Vote: Who was West Virginia's top senior football player of 2023?

We’ve picked out 11 senior football players in West Virginia that stood out from 2023

The 2023 high school football season is complete and we are going around the East Coast, reflecting on the last few months.

One of the big questions is what returners on the scene made the biggest impact to a football program or state even? That’s where seniors that saw extensive playing time come into the mix.

That’s why we ask the question: Who was the top seniors football player of 2023?

We will go state-by-state along the East Coast and once that voting is done, do a final poll including all the seniors that won going head-to-head.

We’ve selected 11 worthy candidates and ask you the fan to vote for who you think topped them all.

Voting will end on February 29th, 2024.

Editor’s note: Our corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. This poll is specifically for fans to vote on the players that have been nominated and in no way discredits any other player that may not be mentioned in our poll. 

Here are the nominees: 

Matt Frye, QB, Scott: Frye was one of the state's top quarterbacks all season long in West Virginia. The Skyhawks' signal caller completed 189-of-289 passes for 3,427 yards and 41 touchdowns.

David Parsons, QB, Parkersburg: When it comes to senior quarterbacks putting up a lot of yards and touchdowns this fall, Parsons did it both at a high level this season. The Big Reds' quarterback completed 164-of-272 passes for 2,725 yards and 33 touchdowns. 

Ethan Rosenau, QB, Tucker County: From records being set to lighting up the scoreboards on Friday nights, Rosenau proved himself to be among the elite players in the state. Rosenau threw for 2,481 yards and 42 touchdowns this fall.

Gage Wright, RB, Parkersburg South: Among all the senior running backs along the Country Roads, Wright led them all in yardage. The tailback rushed for a state-leading 1,904 yards on 163 attempts and scored 23 touchdowns. 

Chase Lowe, RB, Wirt County: Right behind Wright is Lowe when it comes to yardage and he found the endzone aplenty, too. This fall, Lowe carried the ball 203 times for 1,661 yards and scored 18 touchdowns for the Tigers.

Chase Parsons, LB, Wirt County: The middle linebacker tracked down anyone and everyone seemingly with the kind of numbers he's put up. Parsons made 165 tackles, 20 for a loss and one sack. 

Maxwell Molessa, ATH, Williamstown: Molessa, a West Virginia signee for baseball, had himself a strong senior campaign for Williamstown. The senior rushed for 1,813 yards with 169 attempts and scored 32 touchdowns. 

Dominick Collins, WR, Princeton: The 5-foot-10, 160-pound wide receiver always found a way to get behind opposing defenses. Collins did it all season long for Princeton, catching 83 passes for 1,897 yards and scoring 27 touchdowns.

BJ Williams, WR, Clay County: Williams is another speedster at the wide receiver position that was nearly impossible for defensive backs to keep up with. The Panthers' split end hauled in 79 passes for 1,053 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. 

Nathaniel Hulver, RB/LB, Phillip Barbour: No matter which side of the ball you ask Hulver to play on, he produces. The running back/linebacker rushed for over 1,200 yards on offense and tallied 128 tackles on defense.

Maddox Anderson, WR/DB, Tucker County: Whether he's playing wide receiver or seeing time at free safety, Anderson was inevitable. The two-way stud caught 56 passes for 784 yards and 16 touchdowns on offense. Flipping over on defense, Anderson picked off eight passes and made 34 tackles.

-- Andy Villamarzo | | @sblivesports